Project 77 Maverick

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  1. ScubaSteve77

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    Hey all, just got a 77 Maverick off my brother in law she needs a ton of work but its got a solid body and all the parts to go back together. The only thing I'm not confident about is the wiring harness for the car does anyone know where id be able to find a diagram that shows roughly how it goes in the car??? I'll attach a photo of the car so everyone can enjoy her beauty
     

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    Frank, it looks to me like ScubaSteve's Maverick is pretty much stripped out. I don't think a wiring diagram is going to be enough to help him in the installation of the wiring harnesses. In addition to the diagram, I believe he needs actual photos of installed harness from the passenger compartment, dash. engine bay and trunk.

    Does anybody have photos of installed harness? I know rthomas771 must have photos, he has photos of everything!

    Scuba Steve77, you have a big job ahead of you as a project like that is bad enough if you were the actual disassembler! I hope your brother-in-law has agreed to help with this project. Actually it might be a good idea to get a signed contract. LOL

    Good luck with your project and welcome to the site from northeast Ohio!
     
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    yep
    you're right...
    I bought a 70 mav once that the 16 year old owner had stripped all the wiring out of. he cut all the wires at the plugs not even leaving enough to splice to.
    he had stripped the insides the same and threw all of it away (seats, all plastic panels, headliner, carpet) ...he was going to buy all new. he had the new custom 14" rims and new tires on the car so he was ready to ride when he got it running.
    the 170 was sitting on the ground beside the car with the head off... a Guy had told him he new a Guy that could do some work on that head and make it "run"...:slap:
     
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    Thanks for the laugh:rofl2:
     
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    Im thinking if you have to completely wire the car,; I would consider aftermarket harness.
    I would not mess-around w/ 50 year old harness.
    Welcome to the forum !
     
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    agree with Everett, I have the Ron Frances kit in my car.
    Earl has the same in his...:thumbs2:
     
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    Yeah its really just a set of quarter panels on wheels right now lol. Thankfully he kept everything for the car and has extras of some other parts, hes definitely going to be the first person i call when things start to get confusing
     
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    Got some more work done on the project Maverick in the last few weeks. Replaced the old cut up core support with a fresh new unit, it doesn't look too bad for a backyard garage repair. I'm going to be getting the doors and fenders for it soon and getting them prepped to go back on the car as a winter project since old man winter is coming and putting a stop to any work on the interior or engine bay. i'll post progress photos on the doors and fenders as soon as i get them! :). unfortunately i cannot post pics of the finished product for some reason but i promise it is welded in and painted lol
     

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    Update on my 77 Maverick. Got the divers side door all patched up and ready to go back on the car for the most part just need to replace the window in it. Thankfully the passenger side door was rust free and ready to be put on. Now to move onto the fenders which don't look too bad. I'll make an update post when the work starts on the fenders, I was also wondering if anyone has bought one of the reproduction hoods for a maverick online because its the only body panel I need and unfortunately I cant find one for sale in a reasonable distance
     

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    I have known several people who have bought the reproduction grabber hood from dynacorn and are very happy with it. The quality is fantastic and fits very well. The only difference is the center ridge line is slightly more pronounced but honestly still looks great.
     
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    Been away from the site for awhile got a decent amount of work done to the car tho. It is actually starting to look like a car again for the first time in 9 years. Ordered the hood from Dynacorn and I'm really happy with the way it looks on the car
     

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    Man!!!!

    Sure Sucks not having a garage to do your work in ! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

    Keep at it!
     
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    You're telling me man, currently in the process of building a garage but my luck it will be done after the maverick is finished at-least it'll have a place to sit for the winter
     
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    How big of a garage are you building?
     

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